Friday, 25 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
For those of you familiar with 'The Chamber of Secrets' you will already have guessed that this was coming!! A selection of spiders. So much for the distraction from Harry Potter!!
And then yesterday, Jonathan (my 11 year old) had the chance to try out his off road board properly.
His physical ability is just awesome!
While ALL the boys were out in the woods enjoying themselves, i managed to speak to a contact from our local college about an opportunity that exists for 14 year olds. It seems that it may be possible to get Tom ( my 13 year old) on to a course in Motor Vehicle Engineering next September for one day a week plus 50 days of on hands experience at, get this, the Land Rover centre of development near to us. Tom's really in to Landys and we're just hoping that he will manage to get a place next year. What an opportunity!
Also on the exciting things for Tom front, we are hoping that he is going to go to Australia to stay with friends this year...an opportunity not to be passed up I think. We're looking in to the costs etc at the moment but as long as our friends are happy with the arrangements then I think he'll be able to go. Suddenly it's all systems go!
Friday, 18 January 2008
The boys Go kart up on the ramp for some modifications. Wanna race?
William, not content to stroke one Guinea Pig, he has to attempt to fit them both on his little lap!!!
I just really love this autumnal photo I took at a National Trust property we visited. A freezing cold, but sunny day.
The second is that William who will be 2 in March decided on New Years Day that he would like to wee in the potty after all!!! He just walked in to the dining room carrying the potty containing a wee looking very pleased with himself, and hasn't looked back!! He is 100% as long as you don't put pants on him! Then it's reduced to about 50%. But still we're all very pleased with him. This followed a long period of time of wearing no nappy, and weeing wherever and whenever he felt like it!! He knew for a long time when he was going to do it and would even say wee but when offered the potty, he would pick it up and launch it across the room!! My other boys were between 18 and 20 months when they did it and I was beginning to think that his independant streak was getting in the way of him doing it ....EVER! But as everyone who knows anything about children know....they will do it when they are ready and not before!!
But what I didn't know was that it extended to chickens!!! Buffy, our beautiful Buff Orpington type hen who was born on May 13th 2007, laid her first egg on New Years Eve!!! Fantastic moment...we were all so thrilled and excited. Yes, I know, it's just an egg, but it's been such a long time coming!! We were expecting her to lay her first one sometime in October or even November but on the last day of the year?!!! We'd almost forgotten that we were waiting for her to perform!! The cockerel, on the other hand, has been 'performing' regularly. Usually right outside the french doors of the kitchen!! He is also a bit of a force to be reckoned with, and whoever lets them out in the morning has to run the gauntlet to get back to the house unscathed!!! Quite comical to watch, and as yet not caught on camera but watch this space!!